Anne (ajva) wrote,


I am going to apply for new jobs, as I have decided I've outgrown my current one and besides my boss thinks I'm a chancer. I have a couple of things in mind but I am a bit stumped, as I can do lots and lots of things and am not sure what job I should be going into next. I took the job at Zenith because I desperately needed a job at the time, rather than because media was something I was particularly interested in.

To be honest, I'd rather not work in media research (snore), and I'd rather stretch my talents out in a different direction. Also, I would like to do something useful. Not charitable exactly, but I would like to be able to go home at the end of the day and say "I did something important today."

So - if you will excuse the egotism (I am genuinely after some ideas here) - this is really a curiosity post: what do you guys see me as? What would you expect somebody like me to be doing professionally? Any suggestions?

Things to consider:

1) None of my languages is fluent enough at present for me to become a professional translator or interpreter, which may seem like an obvious choice to some.

2) It has to be a job where I can take a week off at a time for ear operations without there being a problem.

3) Although I would absolutely love to work abroad, and still hope to be able to do so at some point, I think it would be simpler all round if I stay in London just now.

4) I would prefer flexible hours (wouldn't we all).

5) I am fairly sure I can swing my CV in most directions. After all, I have a degree in Chinese/Psychology from Cambridge, am doing a part-time Mathematics degree, speak French, German, Italian and Mandarin to a reasonable level, have been in a band, have spent time teaching music to disaffected teenagers, have written show songs and incidental music professionally for London fringe theatre, have an NVQ Level 2 in Computer Networks Administration, work experience as a classroom assistant in a computer training college, have been a media research analyst/writer for two and a half years and am a blue belt in kickboxing. Therefrom can be extracted many of the so-called "transferable skills", like teamworking, time-management and giving presentations.

All suggestions considered (a small amount of retraining is acceptable). A poll may follow.

If I get any responses for this post, the person who suggests the thing closest to my next job will get a pint/beverage of their choice from my first pay packet. :o)
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